Special Report

These Are the States Where People Are Buying the Most Guns

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21. Massachusetts
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 262,583
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 3,810 (4th fewest)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 212,316
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 3,080 (6th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan 5: 397,202
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 5,763 (16th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 12,734
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 185 (2nd most)
> Population: 6,892,503

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22. Michigan
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 1,068,511
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 10,699 (24th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 492,171
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 4,928 (12th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan 5: 546,642
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 5,474 (12th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 13,608
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 136 (11th most)
> Population: 9,986,857

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23. Minnesota
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 958,391
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 16,994 (6th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 682,356
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 12,099 (6th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan 5: 425,261
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 7,541 (21st most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 5,461
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 97 (23rd fewest)
> Population: 5,639,632

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24. Mississippi
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 366,829
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 12,326 (16th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 238,388
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 8,010 (19th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan 5: 225,444
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 7,575 (20th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 4,975
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 167 (7th most)
> Population: 2,976,149

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25. Missouri
> Firearm background checks, 2020: 708,184
> Firearm background checks, 2020 per 100,000 people: 11,539 (20th most)
> Firearm background checks in 2019: 497,858
> Firearm background checks in 2019 per 100,000 people: 8,112 (18th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan 5: 405,589
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 6,608 (25th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan 5.: 5,825
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people as of Jan 5: 95 (22nd fewest)
> Population: 6,137,428

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